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What Is the Scariest Stephen King Movie?

The 10 Scariest Stephen King Movies Ever, Ranked

What Is the Scariest Stephen King Movie?
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Stephen King's status as the master of horror is well-earned. With 88 books and counting to his name, the author's ability to tap into the human psyche and find what scares us the most has become uncanny. And Hollywood took notice a long time ago. Not including sequels, more than 40 films based on King's work have been made since 1976's Carrie. On April 5, yet another potentially terrifying adaptation will be added to the list when the Pet Sematary remake hits theatres. Only time will tell if the 2019 film will join the list of King's scariest movie adaptations, but before we head to the theatre to find out, let's look back on the 10 most chilling film adaptations of the author's work to date.

Ranked from scary to sleep with the lights on levels of fear, these movies all had theatrical releases (that means Salem's Lot fans are out of luck), and they all showcase exactly why King will always be the true master of horror in the realms of literature and film.

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